CNN poll: Obama numbers plunge into generation gap
June 17th, 2013
01:03 PM ET
6 years ago

CNN poll: Obama numbers plunge into generation gap

Washington (CNN) - It's a glaring number in a national poll that's making headlines.

President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped 8 percentage points over the past month to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than 18 months, according to a CNN/ORC International survey released on Monday.

And Obama's disapproval rating soared 9 points to 54% since mid-May.


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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sniffit pegged it right: NONTROVERSIES.

    June 17, 2013 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Or maybe it is their way of making it seem like there are wayyyy more of them than there really are."

    Atrosturf. It's well documented...and you can even find articles and trascripts from the seminars...that the Koch brothers and other funders of the Teatroll astroturf movement paid for seminars and what-not to teach them how to create the false impression that there were waaaaaay more people involved in what APPEARED to be a "grassroots" movement. There's one particularly good example where the seminar speaker actually tells them that in his spare time when he's just looking for things to do, he goes to Amazon and looks up "liberal" books and, even if he hasn't read them, just gives them a horrible review and the lowest number of stars possible. I've mentioned it before, but you can see the results of this if you go to a book like "The Communist Manifesto," the undereducated, misinformed Teatrolls autonomically pegged as a "liberal" book...and then start scrolling through the reviews. It's like reading angry elementary school kids yelling about Obama and communism and socialism etc.

    June 17, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. g

    quit exporting american oil to china and you won,t need the middle east for any thing.spend the money at home

    June 17, 2013 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  4. rs

    Well, I'll give the GOP credit. Spinning their USA PATRIOT Act into something they could complain about (and defend simultaneously) under President Obama is quite the teat. I suspect however that the pollster is correct- like all of the othe fake controversies the GOP has thrown out there, this one will fade as well.

    June 17, 2013 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  5. tom l.

    Cheney just went on record, as have several other republicans, as being in support of the Patriot Act. You can't just make something up and deem it to be true.

    June 17, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  6. tom l.

    Oh, and while you complain about far right repubs that were trying to delegitimize Obama with the birth certificate thing you conveniently forget about dems trying to delegitimize Bush for stealing the election. You are no different. You are just a mirror image of those people.
    You lack perspective.

    June 17, 2013 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Sniffit I have said and will maintain that we learn a lot more from your posts than we do from any CNN story.
    Thanks for the info my friend, who knew? Certainly not I !

    June 17, 2013 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  8. GulpOff

    Gee, only 45% ?
    Gee, some presidents were "elected" with only 45% .
    President Obama is doing 45% GREAT:-)
    Republicans, you will never dominate US Politics again. Where is your contribution to American people? Your legacy is a splatter of lies.
    Thank you, Mr President, for your unfaltering dedication to American people.

    June 17, 2013 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    tom l.

    Oh, and while you complain about far right repubs that were trying to delegitimize Obama with the birth certificate thing you (blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...............)
    Dude? Seriously. What is it with you? You're like a pitbull with a bone in his mouth. You've got lockjaw on Sniffit.
    Let it go. You're not at his level. The free publicity you're getting by latching onto him is just highlighting how truly low-brow you are.
    This is not working for you. Move on.

    June 17, 2013 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  10. tom l.

    You don't disappoint.
    Insult and then throw out some useless drivel unrelated to the topic. "The free publicility..." lol. I never knew I was commenting for "free publicity". Actually, I was trying to have a rational conversation with both Sniffit and you but it just doesn't seem like you're capable of that. I have a different opinion than you so why would you ever want to hear it and perhaps think for yourselves when you can just go bully style and insult and gang up?

    You're like school yard bullies. If someone doesn't have the same opinion as you, an insult is coming and an ad hominem attack. And then you all gang up rather than try and understand a different point of view.

    By the way, when it comes to compromise, when you insult the other side and say things like "punish our enemies and reward our friends" it is difficult to get a deal done. Obama is clearly not a good negotiator and has no ability to compromise no matter how many examples you try to give.

    Here's the bottom line, you know those darn "Bush tax cuts" that you complain about that were only for the rich? Well, 25% of Senate democrats voted for it.

    June 17, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  11. tom l.

    While we're at it, why don't you just address the extremely valid point I made rather than insulting me?

    Plus, how about telling me if you feel that President Obama actually cares about the average American.

    June 17, 2013 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  12. tom l.

    And the very fact that you think that Congress can just pass a "jobs" bill and new employment will come is both laughable and sad. Why rely on the govt so much? What have they done to gain your trust or make you think they are capable?

    You might feel ok now because your guy is in office, but the minute a repub comes into office I have a feeling will have a different point of view.

    One would think that you would have that type of perspective since Bush just left office but clearly that isn't the case.

    June 17, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  13. Thomas


    I think what just sayin is saying is ,deep down he agrees with you but he can't say it !

    Perry / Palin
    two peas in a pod 2016

    June 18, 2013 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
  14. rich

    The numbers only lie when they show Obama in an unfavorable way.

    June 18, 2013 04:41 am at 4:41 am |
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